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Sewing Machinist


Dunedin Curtain Bank


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Working Hours



Dunedin Curtain Bank is a charity that collects donated curtains, fixes them up, thermally lines them and gives them to people in need. Their aim is to help local people keep their homes warm and healthy.

This year they are super busy (in fact this is their busiest year ever), and they need experienced sewers to help them keep up with demand.

In this role you will be:

  • Working in their simple but well resourced workshop
    (Workshop is equipped with a range of industrial and domestic machines)
  • Volunteering as an experienced machinists by helping to make alterations
  • Attaching curtain tape
  • Lining curtains
  • Sewing a variety of other smaller products for fundraising
    (such as shopping bags, wheat bags, door draft-stops, etc)

Training provided:

  • Their lead machinist will provide you with induction training
    (Support provided to guide new volunteers)
  • Please don't hesitate to contact them if you would like to hear more

Benefits of the role:

  • You will have the opportunity to work alongside a great team of people
  • You will be contributing positively to families health and reducing home heating costs
  • Volunteers are provided with a travel Koha


  • Some prior domestic sewing machine experience
    (industrial machine experience would be a bonus)
  • DCB provide an induction and training programme

Time commitment

  • Opening hours Mon - Thursday 9am - 4pm
  • Minimum commitment - 2-3 hours per week or fortnight (Flexible)

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 1867

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